The annual report of the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales (2010-11) is available online. It contains some fairly interesting data, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Something which caught our eye is that nearly a quarter of alleged conduct breaches (45 out a total of 187) originated from Swansea. It is the single highest figure out of 22 local authorities.
The table shows 45 cases of which 34 were eventually discontinued. Investigations were not pursued on a further 8; 2 were withdrawn and the Ombudsman decided that the 1 allegation provided no supporting evidence.
My comment: What is it with Councillors? This is the reason why Eric [Pickles] decided to scrap the Standards Board for England. Misuse of the system for political motives rather than real complaints.
Read the full story from the source Inside Out. With thanks to Malice in Blunderland for the tip off.
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